Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps, and That Golden-Hued Evening Sky

Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps |

Have you ever found yourself a little transfixed by that late day/early evening glowing skyline as it stretches across the horizon and envelopes everything below it, and to the sides of it, in a soft splash of gold?

I certainly have, quite frequently; and it’s probably one of my favorite things in the world.

It can be spectacular!

And it can whisk me away into moody daydreams of moving pictures in my mind, punctuated by a new favorite song that plays on continuous loop as a soundtrack, adding to the sweet melancholia that swells my heart until it feels like it might just burst, but in a good way.

Grilled Lemon Chicken |

Grilled Lemon Chicken |

Those mesmerizing early evening skies that we have here in Los Angeles are entities themselves—beings—like brooding characters out of a Hollywood film.

They’re a touch smoky-purple and blue from that famous smog of ours (crazy enough, it makes for a spectacularly colored sunset), and they never hang around for anything more than about “15 minutes” or so, until they slink away.

And so I try to grab a hold of them when I can, these evening skies that I call “mine”, these muses that sparkle and shimmer.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps |

Grilled Lemon Chicken and Garlic Sauce |

Sometimes I imagine the golden-hued twilight sky having a flavor to it, a touch of spice, that permeates just a little into everything that its yellow light falls upon.

I imagine that it has a succulence, a juiciness, and a vibrance—a brightness—that is accented by tiny bursts of coolness.

And it is delectable for the soul, and a feast for the eyes; and I have the feeling it would taste wonderful on the tongue.

There’s something about it that feeds and satiates, yet at the same time, leaves me longing for more.

And so I wait for it to come again, tomorrow.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps |

Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps |

The golden-hued evening sky that envelopes is like a warm wrap that holds me and everything else below it tightly together, all rolled up nice and snuggly, and keeps all that is good and true gently protected.

It is a gift to the soul that yearns for things that are better and more divinely delicious, holding those very things suspended and in wait, until those who can resist no longer come and take a bite of it.

Taste what’s good and pass it on.


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  • Kathi April 3, 2015, 10:06 am

    Ingrid- you have done it again! These wraps are incredible! The chicken is sooo yummy- and moist!- even though half of them charred a bit much on the bbq! The Spicy Garlic Sauce is a new favorite for our house- I doubled the recipe to be sure we had enough to dip our fries in to also, and so glad I did! As this will be a great change-up to mayo and mustard for sandwiches! I followed your recipes exactly, and they are perfectly magnificent! Thank you for another wonderful addition to my recipe file and our family dinners! Have a lovely Easter weekend!! :) Tip for readers: Can’t find Tahini in your grocery store? I found it in mine by accident as it is in the Kosher section!! Maybe your store would have it in the same place?!

    • The Cozy Apron April 6, 2015, 3:53 pm

      Hi Kathi! I’m thrilled that you and your family enjoyed these! Isn’t that sauce delicious? And thanks for the tip on the tahini; it looks like different stores keep it in different places. Thank you for your comments!

    • The Cozy Apron September 26, 2015, 12:05 pm

      Hi Amber, not quite what to tell you! I honestly would be surprised if Walmart carried it—it’s not necessarily a well-known staple or something that most people would have in their pantry. But one would find it in the middle eastern (or “international”) section of your market. Good luck! (If you can’t find it, just skip it.)

  • michele m. June 30, 2015, 7:00 pm

    I made these tonight and they were so yummy! The marinade gave such great flavor to the chicken and that sauce…….omg so tasty! I like things spicy too, so i added more sriracha and cayenne as well. I served it with a simple salad and spelt risotto from trader joe’s for an easy side dish. This will make our rotation for sure! Thanks!

    • The Cozy Apron July 1, 2015, 3:05 pm

      Hi Michele! So excited that you enjoyed these, and that they’ll be a part of your dinner rotation! Great choice of side by the way—isn’t Trader Joe’s the best? :-) Thanks for your comments!

    • Shakhar May 22, 2016, 9:13 am

      I just now marinated my chicken and mixed up some of the sauce. Can’t wait to try these tonight for dinner. I also got some real Middle Eastern flat bread to try with it from a store near by. :) Ty for the wonderful recipe! It looks delicious and healthy.

  • whitewolfnoami July 14, 2015, 4:37 pm

    Oh my goodness!
    Can’t wait to try these! Sounds so yummy & amazing!
    The sauce sounds tasty too! Thank you for the recipe!
    <3 :-)

  • LaTrice July 20, 2015, 4:13 pm

    The Grilled Lemon Chicken Flat bread is making my mouth water, and I’m a huge fan of Mediterranean food. Is it possible that I can use lettuce for the sandwiches, because my sister doesn’t like arugula. Thank you, Ingrid. :-)

    • The Cozy Apron July 20, 2015, 6:04 pm

      Hi LaTrice, absolutely! Use whatever type of green you and your sis will like! :-) Hope you both enjoy the recipe!

  • Suzanne September 17, 2015, 4:56 pm

    I made these for dinner tonight. They were absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely be making them again. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  • Amber September 22, 2015, 10:24 pm

    Can you tell me where to find Tahini. I have looked at 2 supermarkets and Walmart…I live in a major city in the U.S. but can’t seem to find it anywhere.

  • Mom24_4evermom February 27, 2016, 9:27 am

    Made this for lunch today. Awesome. Thank you so much. We cut back on the Sirachi, I’m not sure my kids would have eaten the full version. The chicken was delicious on its own and the sandwich combination was great. Will definitely make again.

    • The Cozy Apron March 4, 2016, 2:50 pm

      That sounds perfect! Glad the kiddos liked it, too—thank you for your comments!

  • Shilpa March 1, 2016, 2:44 am

    Such a good recipe! My family loves this shawarma style wrap and it’s now part of our weekly dinner rotation! Thankyou!

  • Megan April 2, 2016, 2:09 am

    This is delicious , however next time I make it I will halve the salt in the marinade ,
    and the spicy garlic sauce . To salty for my family .

    • The Cozy Apron April 4, 2016, 7:55 pm

      Megan, so glad you and your family enjoyed these! And yes, absolutely—use the amount of salt that you and your family are comfortable with. Thanks for commenting!

  • Abbie Workman April 18, 2016, 6:02 pm

    Oh My Gosh!!! These are the most amazing things I have eaten in a long, long time! Thank you so much for this recipe! The only thing I added was cucumber and feta. I was looking for something healthy and different. This is on my list now. Love it!

    • The Cozy Apron April 18, 2016, 6:54 pm

      Hi Abbie, the cucumber and feta additions sound perfect! So glad you enjoyed these, and that they made your “list”! :-) Thanks for commenting.

  • Sophia Martin April 22, 2016, 6:50 pm

    This recipe is a huge hit with my family! Everyone asked for this recipe to be regular on our menu. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Rebecca May 5, 2016, 12:04 pm

    Hi. I made these for dinner tonight. I have a ton of the sauce leftover. How long will it keep in fridge?
    Thanks for the recipe.

    • The Cozy Apron May 5, 2016, 4:47 pm

      Hi Rebecca, it’ll keep for a while in the fridge—I’d say you’d be fine for about a week (maybe even a little more) as long as it’s kept in a covered, air-tight container and cold. You can enjoy it as a spread, or as a dressing, as well! Glad you enjoyed these.

  • Timmi May 13, 2016, 12:40 pm

    These wraps are TO DIE for! Omg my husband and I AND my 15 yo son loved every bite! My son is the pickiest! I thought for sure he would pass on the sauce. But he loved it! We are having them again tonight! Two days in a row. Love love love!

    • The Cozy Apron May 16, 2016, 3:39 pm

      Hi Timmi, that’s so great! Thanks so much for sharing that with me. :-) Glad you all enjoyed, and I particularly love that your “picky” 15 year-old enjoyed, too!

  • Dave May 13, 2016, 6:31 pm

    Made this tonite. Flavor was excellent! Added cilantro to it. Even better.! Sauce was great with the spices on the chicken. Pretty spicy so if you like spicy even better.

    • The Cozy Apron May 16, 2016, 3:40 pm

      Dave, the cilantro add-in is a great idea—I love cilantro, too! Thank you for sharing your experience with the recipe—glad your enjoyed!

  • Alex May 17, 2016, 1:06 pm

    This recipe sounds delicious! By any chance do you have the nutritional information on this meal?

  • Ana May 18, 2016, 3:20 am

    I cannot find Tahini anywhere. Living on a military base in Japan you can’t find much of what you want when you need it. Can I do without the tahini or is there anything I can replace it with?
    Also can I use minced garlic in the jar for the sauce?

    • The Cozy Apron May 19, 2016, 10:27 am

      Hi Ana, first, of all, thank you for either your service, or your loved one’s service! Our son is a Marine, and it makes me feel kindred to hear that you are on a base. :-) Don’t worry about including the tahini—can totally be left out. And use the minced garlic if that’s what you have available—fresh is best tasting, but if you’re not able to get it, use what you have. Hope you enjoy!

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